Mendocino College Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble Perform Free Concert

December 7, 2017

The Mendocino College Choir and Vocal Jazz Ensemble invite you to their FREE performance, Music, Sing on! On Wednesday, December 13th at 7:30 p.m. the Mendocino College Center Theatre will come alive under the direction of Janice Hawthorne Timm.  

Timm, originally from Montgomery, Alabama has lived in the area since 1987.  She has sung with the choir and has often filled in to substitute for Mendocino College’s previous Director.  Her local works include Ukiah Players Theatre, SPACE, and Mendocino College (Music Director for American Idiot, spring 2017).  Timm states, “Singing in choir, from childhood through high school, has changed my life.  I believe singing together is about the best thing there is for the soul!  I direct choirs and teach vocal music for all ages and abilities, because no one is too old or young for singing and music.  I think I have the best job in the world!”

Many styles of music will be featured, including; madrigals, German lieder, contemporary ‘classical’ composers, Broadway, and Jazz.  The featured choral masterwork is ‘Hymn to St. Cecilia’ by the 20th century English composer, Benjamin Britten.  Under Timm’s new direction, the show will feature many shorter choral works that are either a capella (unaccompanied) or have only piano accompaniment.  The new Vocal Jazz Ensemble will be singing four jazz ‘standards’, two solo pieces will feature Liana Edington and Lindsay Chapman, and Denise Beckler will be joining at the piano.

Please join us!  Mendocino College is located at 1000 Hensley Creek Road, Ukiah, CA 95482.